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Mount Washington Cog Railway

Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
800-922-8825
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Specialty Museums, Geologic Formations
Activities: Group tours/train, Skiing
Description: Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway trains!
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Well worth the cost to do this run. Approx 45 minutes up the hill and 45 minutes down with an hour on top to grab something to eat and see the views Great fun for all and the railroad staff is friendly and give some good guide information about the ride and railway as they take you up.

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Bourne, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Wish I hadn't waited 66 years to do the Cog Railway and Mt. Washington. We really lucked out with the weather. It was 77degrees at the Base and a chilly 50+ up on Mt. Washington. The weather was clear and mostly sunny and the 360 degree views were breathtaking. This is a wonderful experience for all ages but be careful... More

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Kingston, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Lots of fun. Recommend morning visit as toward end of day very misty. Misty when we went but still lots of fun. Recommend stopping here on any trip thru the area.

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Plymouth, New Hampshire
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105 reviews 105 reviews
22 attraction reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We have ridden the Cog Railway many times and were looking forward to introducing two of our grandchildren to this unique experience. We know about the weather and the high price of the trip but have found it an experience that should not be missed. We told them we would "make a day of it", exploring the summit, visiting the... More

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Rochester, New York, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This was the best part of our August road trip! Tickets for the 3 hour ride are around $60.oo per person, which include a one hour climb to the summit, one hour to look around and snap pictures, and one hour to climb back down. We booked the "summer special": $15.oo off per ticket when booking the last train of... More

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Middle Village, New York, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This is one of those must do things to see how beautiful our country is. We took the steamer up/down and what an experience. The conductor was great, funny and very informative. The views are spectacular. Don't forget your jacket/sweatshirt and walking shoes (a bit rocky/pebbles on the top of the Mt.). A hikers paradise. Food, bathrooms and gift shops... More

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Concord, New Hampshire
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I am a safety nut and this attraction is a lawsuit waiting to happen. Open doors and windows, people standing in the aisles while going up and down very steep grades, not to mention very rickety rails making it a rough ride. We had recently gone up and down Pikes Peak on their Cog Railway which was a wonderful experience... More

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New Hampshire, USA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The cog railway has always been on our bucket list. Finally we got the plans in place and tried the ride. Great fun. We signed up for the older steam engine pushed early am ride to the summit. It was a gray day and we thought it might be a bust view wise. It was very cool at the summit.... More

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New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It's a fun way to go up the mountain. The guides are nice (although the asking for tips thing is out of place). The price for tickets is very high and the train goes very slowly. Also, be sure to dress warmly, it gets cold and windy at the top of the mountain.

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Marlboro, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Took the cog train up and down the side of Mt. Washington. It took approximately 45 mins each way - plenty of time to learn about the mountain, the railway history and surrounding areas from our very knowledgeable and entertaining brakemen. A little scary when you think about only a cog wheel holding you on the tracks - but totally... More

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